Vice President of Business Development Area9 Lyceum Canada
Peter van Tienen has been working in the educational technology space for over 28 years now. Starting at Seneca College he was an early pioneer in the use of technology to support learning and led a team in putting courses online back in the early 90’s. “It was interesting, we still had to schedule a physical room for an online course because our SIS couldn’t handle online.” He travelled the globe for Seneca helping institutions adopt and deploy educational technology. Peter has a keen ability to explain technology in simple terms and help institutions grow its adoption in a large scale. He as a co-author of the Academic Technology Framework. A model to help institutions plan and adopt educational technologies. Peter spent 6 years at a young start-up called Blackboard working with institution to integrate, customize and deploy large scale implementations. He helped grow adoption in early international markets and worked closely with the product teams on product strategy.
Peter has been a senior leader at several learning companies including The Learning Edge, a Tasmania based content management startup that was later acquired by Pearson. He was the General Manager of North America and a key member in the product strategy of EQUELLA, an award winning content repository managing millions of assets around the world today. Peter most recently joined Area9 from his own consulting company, where he helped Pearson open source the EQUELLA platform. Helping organizations maximize their staff development and skills mastery is Peter’s key area of focus at Area9.
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